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Julie Masters Discusses 'Future Self' Seminar

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On March 12 & 14, Julie Masters from UNO's Department of Gerontology will be presenting her 'Future Self' wellness seminar, which gets adults thinking about what their life will be like when they reach retirement age and beyond.

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2012.03.14

Today Is 'Hug an Athletic Trainer Day' at UNO

Today, March 14, has been declared: "Hug an Athletic Trainer Day." To celebrate, the UNO Athletic Training Education Program and the Maverick Athletic Training Students (MATS) are promoting the profession of athletic training.

"We encourage the UNO community to 'hug' your favorite athletic trainer on March 14th," said Melanie L. McGrath, director of UNO's Athletic Training Education Program. "Remember -- athletic trainers save lives!"

MATS students will be selling wristbands during the entire month, too. Mainly, to help promote athletic training and the athletic trainers at UNO who care for Maverick student-athletes as well as the campus community through Campus Recreation's Injury Prevention and Care Program.

To learn more about UNO's program, visit the web at http://coe.unomaha.edu/hper/at/at_index.php.

For more information, contact information McGrath at melaniemcgrath@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3252.

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'Future Self' Wellness Seminar Today at Mammel

Can you answer these simple questions: Have you met your future self? How many years will you live and how will you get there? What will your life be like?

Attend today's 2012 Wellness Seminar -- "The Future Self" -- for some practical tips that can help you achieve the answers and a clearer vision of your future. The presenter will be Julie Masters, chairperson of the UNO Department of Gerontology.

Masters' approach is informative with lots of humor and practical suggestions. This is the final opportunity to attend Masters' free presentation: Today, March 14, at 220 Mammel Hall from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Today's presentation will give participants a process for realizing their future self; including financial, spiritual, social, physical and environmental components.

"Don't miss this opportunity to start planning how to turn your vision of your future self into reality," said Esther Scarpello, fringe benefits manager at UNO. "Get a glimpse of what is in store and see Julie's presentation that was highlighted in a recent UNO Magazine article."

In addition to each presentation, there will be information tables from Campus Recreation, Student Health Services, Counseling, Faculty Employee Assistance Program, Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women and Human Resources.

All faculty, staff, students and retirees are invited to attend. To help you get started on the process participants can complete the life expectancy calculator at http://www.livingto100.com. Completing the calculator is not a requirement for attending the presentation and reservations are not required.

Event sponsors include: Human Resources and UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women.

Questions? Contact Scarpello at 402.554.3660 or escarpello@unomaha.edu.

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English Lit, Quantum Physics Topics for Today's UNOrthodox Event

UNO's semesterly UNOrthodox series returns today, March 14, with special guest Matthew Marx, lecturer in the Department of English.

Marx, who also earned his bachelor's and masters degrees at UNO, will present a talk entitled "Quantum Literature: How Poetry Can Help You Understand Physics" in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons. The presentation will run from noon to 1 p.m. Read more.

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Seminar on 'Managed Ecosystems' Is Today

"Applying a Landscape Multifunctionality Framework to Intensively-Managed Ecosystems" seminar will take place today, March 14. The presenter is Sarah Lovell, an assistant professor of Sustainable Landscape Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Lovell's noon lecture will take place in 310 Allwine Hall. Her lecture will focus on her research, which involves the concept of whole farm planning, where non-crop areas are integrated into the whole farm system, with the intention of improving conditions for farmers and for the environment. She has demonstrated that a systems approach to farming can be beneficial to both humans and to the land, and is interested in using her research to demonstrate new farming paradigms that improve every individual's health and the environment.

For more information, contact Robert Stanton (rlstanton@unomaha.edu) or Ann Antlfinger (aantlfinger@unomaha.edu).

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Open Forum Today on Student Center Planning

Jim Welch, director of the Milo Bail Student Center, and Bill Conley, vice chancellor for Business & Finance, invite members of the UNO community to participate in an open forum on long-range planning for the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). This forum will be held in the MBSC Chancellor's Room today, March 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

This forum is the first step in developing a long-range master plan for MBSC. The goal is to ensure that the student center meets the needs of UNO's growing and changing campus.

This forum will be facilitated by WTW Architects and will include a presentation on evolving trends in student centers/unions nationwide. Based in Pittsburgh, WTW is a full service architectural firm that specializes in the planning and design of student life centers. With more than 95 student centers in its portfolio, UNO is pleased to be working with WTW on this important study of the MBSC. 

Come to the open forum, meet the architects and bring your vision and ideas for improvements to this important center of student life.

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Faculty Senate to Meet Today

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its next monthly meeting today, March 14, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. At 2 p.m., University of Nebraska Associate Vice President for Distance Education and Director of University of Nebraska Online Worldwide, Mary Paulett Niemiec, will speak. The meeting will begin immediately after the presentation. All interested are invited to attend. 

For more information, contact the Faculty Senate Coordinator at 402.554.3598.

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UNO, Blackburn Students at Community Center Today for Service Learning Project

P-16 Initiative, which is part of the UNO Service Learning Academy, will bring together UNO Gerontology students and Alternative Program Culinary Arts students for a celebratory reopening of the Adams Park Community Center located at 3230 John A Creighton Boulevard.

Today, March 14, at 12:30 p.m., Blackburn Culinary Arts students will prepare and deliver meals to Near North Omaha Seniors at their home location after several months of renovations to the center.

The "Food for Thought" project has enabled UNO and Blackburn students to meet the needs of these seniors by serving food and forming valuable relationships over several years. The students have provided over 1300 hours of service and served approximately 1,350 meals. Read more.

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Strung Out Trio to Perform at Strauss This Evening

Please come join Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall for a concert with the Strung Out Trio this evening, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors and free with an NUID.

Established in 2002, the Strung Out Trio features the unusual pairing of piano with violin and guitar (Nathanael May & Duo46). Members of SOT met while on faculty at Eastern Mediterranean University, and began a commissioning project that has produced a repertory of new works. Composers have appealed to the unique sound of this ensemble, incorporating diverse influences from each instrument's respective roles in the domains of pop, rock and world musics. SOT has performed in Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, and throughout the United States with ensemble residences at Harvard, Del Mar College, University of Florida, and Bursa State Conservatory at Uludag University.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Walcutt by phone (402.554.3427) or email (jwalcutt@unomaha.edu).

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Annual UNO Service Awards Recipients Announced

The 2012 UNO Service Awards luncheon will be Tuesday, May 1, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom at 11:30 a.m. The list of honorees follows at http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2012/img/serviceawards0312.pdf. For corrections, please notify Human Resources, 402.554.2321. 

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Lot C Closing Notice

Lot C, metered lots in front of Milo Bail Student Center and Eppley Administration Building, will be closed for construction on Monday, March 19, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  If there are any questions, call Bob Fuder at 402.554.2284.

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Eta Sigma Gamma to Host 18th Annual Belltower Challenge April 4

Sign up your team now. UNO's chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma will hold its 18th Annual Bell Tower Challenge for the Food Bank for the Heartland Wednesday, April 4, at noon.

Every year the Bell Tower Challenge features teams of three people stacking cans as UNO's Henningson Memorial Campanile, located on UNO's Dodge Street Campus, plays at noon. Teams compete for awards including "Most Creative Team," "Most Enthusiastic Team" and "Team that Stacks the Most Cans" in both student or faculty and staff categories. Read more.

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UNO Benefits & Wellness Fair March 27

On Tuesday, March 27, faculty, staff, retirees and students are invited to attend UNO's 2012 Benefits & Wellness Fair. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. 

New this year, Medicare expert Howard Johnson and EyeMed preferred provider Eye Consultants will be on hand. Eye Consultants will offer free glaucoma and pressure testing, nose pad replacement, cleaning and deep cleaning of glasses and information on cataracts, dry eye and Lasik procedures.

As always, this year's Fair will feature vendors like Blue Cross, Blue Shield, EyeMed, TIAA-CREF, Fidelity and others. A Fair favorite, free Chair Massages will take place from 10 a.m. to noon (with a sign-up sheet available starting at 9 a.m.)

Refreshments will be served and other campus services like FEAP, Mav-Rec Wellness and Student Health Services (with information on their new on-campus clinic) will be present.  Also returning again this year is Karisa Jansen, a HyVee dietitian. She will be available to answer questions and provide information on nutrition and wellness resources. 

For more information, contact Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465.

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Teaching Analysis by Students (TABS) Offered

The Center for Faculty Development is committed to the support of faculty growth and development. Staff works with instructors at their request to help them improve the quality of teaching they offer to their students.

Now is an excellent time to schedule Teaching Analysis by Students (TABS) for your classes. TABS is designed to help instructors identify and effectively use their particular teaching strengths, to isolate specific teaching problems and to develop improvement strategies directed at these problems.

For more information on the confidential TABS process, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu.

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Green Tip of the Week

B-cycle Returns to UNO

Looking for a way to get around campus but don't want to hoof it? If so, B-cycle is back at UNO. Read more.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips and event reminders. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.

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